Mickey Rourke is on one of the most amazing comebacks in Hollywood history. Not only is he up for Best Actor in this year’s Academy Awards, but he’s also recently just joined the cast of The
Expendables and he’s allegedly in talks to join the cast of Iron Man 2.

The Hollywood reporter is saying that Rourke will be joining the cast as none other than Whiplash. Below is their report, but keep in mind, several other outlets are already claiming its wrong and he’ll be playing the part of Crimson Dynamo.

From THR:

Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are in talks to star as the villains in “Iron Man 2,” being directed by Jon Favreau.

Marvel has been keeping a very tight lid on the script for the sequel, being written by Justin Theroux, but it is known that Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who becomes Whiplash, a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils.

Rockwell would play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Anthony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr.

Rourke and Rockwell would be joining a cast that also includes the returning Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, who is replacing Terrence Howard, making for one eclectically cast summer blockbuster.

Another part — one for Stark’s assistant Natasha — is still open.

The project is eying a spring start in Manhattan Beach. Paramount will release the movie May 7, 2010.

Ya, I know it says he’ll be playing Whiplash, but all other outlets are reporting he’ll be Crimson Dynamo. Besides… Whiplash sucks. They can’t be so stupid.